One show that most people consider to be a corner stone in the world of the nerds would be the film riff show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Created in the late 1980s and continuing until 1999, the show is about a human trapped in space and forced to watch low quality films. He spends his time mocking the movies with his robot friends, one that is shaped like a bird and one that is part gumball machine. Now, Joel Hodgson, creator of the series and host for the first five seasons, wants to bring MST3K back and hopefully this year.
In an article featured in Wired Hodgson tells of his plans. It will be a new incarnation of the series featuring a brand new host and made as an internet series. According to the article there will be cameos from many MST3K alumni.
“I’ve talked to a bunch of fans about their lives and what MST3K means to them. I’m overwhelmed by how people took to that show. It really affected them. I thought, if enough people still love it, maybe we can bring it back, Hodgson told the magazine.”
Cinematic Titanic, Hodgson’s post-MST3K movie riffing project featuring many alumni from the series, went on hiatus last year due to difficulties in schedule organization and not being able to give the project the time and attention for it to grow as a business and creative enterprise.
No word yet on who will be the host, if Crow and Tom Servo will be returning, or where the new series will be released online. However we will keep you posted on any and all updates on this project.
Are you looking forward to the return of MST3K? Of course you are? Show your love for the series in the comments.